New York City may try tolling its way out of traffic mess

NEW YORK (AP) — Long-ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to charge drivers who motor into the most congested pa...

NY mulls medication-assisted opioid treatment in all lockups

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is considering providing medication-assisted treatment to all prison and jail inmates struggling with opioid addiction. Experts say drugs suc...

Women say New York agency let sex harassment go on for years

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — One woman says a male co-worker at her state job grabbed her head and forced it between his legs. Another woman says the same man exposed his penis to her while she worked in ...

NY to let teachers report student safety concerns to judge

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers and school administrators in New York state can now alert a judge about students who they worry could be a threat to themselves or others. That's after G...

NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company's rethinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Friday that what he calls "political pandering" to critics of Amazon's proposed secondary headquarters could sink New York's biggest-ever economic development ...

NY lawmakers to ease statute of limitations for molestation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A bill to extend the statute of limitations on child molestation to give victims more time to seek justice is expected to easily pass the New York legislature Monday. ...

New York bans transgender discrimination, conversion therapy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state added gender identity and gender expression to the state's anti-discrimination law Friday, making it illegal to deny people a job, housing, education or public accom...

Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don't expect to see pot shops openi...

NY Legislature to take up early voting, easier registration

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York are poised to approve early voting and easier registration as part of a major overhaul of the state's antiquated voting laws, which have been blamed for decad...

Lawmaker apologizes for tweet urging aide: 'Kill yourself!'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator apologized Tuesday for what he called a "poor choice of words" after sending a tweet to a legislative staffer urging her to kill herself. ...

Momentum builds in Albany for congestion tolls in NYC

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Long considered a tough sell in Albany, the idea of imposing tolls on drivers entering the busiest parts of Manhattan is gaining momentum among New York lawmakers, increasing the c...

NY Gov. Cuomo on 2020 presidential run: 'I am ruling it out'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again dismissed talk that he will run for president, saying Tuesday that he is focused on leading the nation's fourth-largest state and not preparing a r...

Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss new train tunnel

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Washington to press President Donald Trump for federal funding for a new rail tunnel below the Hudson River. The Democrat...

Stewart-Cousins to be first female leader of NY state Senate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Senate will be led by a woman for the first time in the state's history after Democrats formally chose veteran lawmaker Andrea Stewart-Cousins as their leader Mo...

NTSB hasn't fully examined limo in NY crash that killed 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York becaus...